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Jose Bergamin Quotes and Sayings

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The novel is born of disillusionment;
the poem,
of despair.
- Jose Bergamin

Related topics: Poetry

A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief;
it is a superstition.
- Jose Bergamin

The first condition for making music is not to make a noise.
- Jose Bergamin

True art tries not to attract attention in order to be noticed.
- Jose Bergamin

 

You can say the opposite of something you've said but
you can't do the opposite of something you've done.
- Jose Bergamin

A reformer knows neither how to do nor to undo.
- Jose Bergamin

To be thirsty and to drink water is the perfection
of sensuality rarely achieved.
Sometimes you drink water; other times you are thirsty.
- Jose Bergamin

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To sin offers repentance and forgiveness;
not to sin offers only punishment.
- Jose Bergamin

There are those who dance to the rhythm that is played to them,
those who only dance to their own rhythm,
and those who don't dance at all.
- Jose Bergamin

A German immersed in any civilization different from
his own loses a weight equivalent in volume to the
amount of intelligence he displaces.
- Jose Bergamin

It may be impossible to have a revolution without crimes
but that does not make revolution a crime.
- Jose Bergamin

There are no good or bad habits.
All habits are, by definition, bad.
- Jose Bergamin

Do we have to talk in order to agree or agree in order to talk?
- Jose Bergamin

Effort and result are never simultaneous.
In art, only the result counts.
- Jose Bergamin

A woman who does not become the slave of just one man
becomes the slave of all men.
- Jose Bergamin

The man who spends all his time looking up to heaven is not always the best;
in fact,
he is usually the worst.
- Jose Bergamin

The most original sin is not the thinker's but the poet's.
- Jose Bergamin

Theology is the logic of the Devil.
- Jose Bergamin

To be ready to fail is to be prepared for success.
- Jose Bergamin

Happiness is always a coincidence.
- Jose Bergamin

A piece of advice always contains an implicit threat,
just as a threat always contains an implicit piece of advice.
- Jose Bergamin

Better than succeeding little by little is failing at one go.
- Jose Bergamin

We say of an animal that it is intelligent,
and we say the same thing of a woman;
but in neither case is it usually appropriate,
clearly for very different reasons.
- Jose Bergamin

In French literature, you can choose a la carte;
in Spanish literature,
there is only the set meal.
- Jose Bergamin

Who learns most from a good book is the author.
- Jose Bergamin

Pride in a man is confused with dignity;
in a woman,
with self-love.
- Jose Bergamin

An ignorance of Marx is as frequent among Marxists
as an ignorance of Christ is among Catholics.
- Jose Bergamin

If you really believe music is dangerous,
you should let it go in one ear and out the other.
- Jose Bergamin

Man is a question; woman is an answer.
The mistake women make today is to offer themselves
as answers before being questioned.
- Jose Bergamin

Try not to turn your life into a race,
least of all an obstacle race.
- Jose Bergamin

The man who gets drunk in peacetime is a coward.
The man who gets drunk in wartime goes on being a coward.
- Jose Bergamin

Sensuality without love is a sin; love without sensuality is worse than a sin.
- Jose Bergamin

Only one thing has to matter for everything to matter.
- Jose Bergamin

You can hesitate before deciding, but not once the decision is made.
- Jose Bergamin

When there is nothing to fear is the time to begin fearing everything.
- Jose Bergamin

To light one candle to God and another to the Devil
is the principle of wisdom.
- Jose Bergamin

True solidarity is only possible among the solitary.
- Jose Bergamin

Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day.
- Henry David Thoreau

I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality
by contact with this great novel land of yours
which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
- Winston Churchill

Everyone thinks they're going to write one book of poems or one novel.
- Marilyn Hacker

Jane Austen is at the end of the line that begins with Samuel Richardson,
which takes wonder and magic out of the novel,
treats not the past but the present.
- Leslie Fiedler

Anyway, several rewrites later, Del Rey Books did publish my first novel,
and it did become the first work of fiction on the
New York Times trade paperback bestseller list.
- Terry Brooks

I believe that the short story is as different a form
from the novel as poetry is,
and the best stories seem to me to be perhaps closer
in spirit to poetry than to novels.
- Tobias Wolff

Before trying a novel I wrote a couple of plays.
- James Merrill

You're getting everyone's point of view at the same time,
which, for me, is the perfect state for a novel:
a cubist state,
the cubist novel.
- Michael Ondaatje

I got this idea of doing a really serious big work-it
would be precisely like a novel,
with a single difference: Every word of it would be
true from beginning to end.
- Truman Capote

A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral.
Knowledge is the novel's only morality.
- Milan Kundera

Every once in a while I feel the tremendous force of the novel.
But it does not stay with me.
- Zane Grey

My first film goes into production in October.
It's called White Boy Shuffle and it's based on a novel
about a young black kid and it's sort of reminiscent of Catcher in the Rye.
- Ryan Phillippe

When I look back over my novels what I find is that
when I think I'm finished with a theme,
I'm generally not.
And usually themes will recur from novel to novel in odd,
new guises.
- Richard Russo

Babylon 5 is probably the biggest, most ambitious television
science fiction series ever made.
It's one big novel told over five years with 110 different stories told within it.
- Bill Mumy

I've always wondered why there isn't a great French
novel about the German occupation.
The nouveau roman authors weren't interested in telling that sort of thing.
- Manuel Puig

If I were a writer, how I would enjoy being told the novel is dead.
How liberating to work in the margins,
outside a central perception.
You are the ghoul of literature.
Lovely.
- Don DeLillo

The same parts of my brain get as excited as when I
study bio or read a novel and write a paper on it.
- Utada Hikaru

The 'interactive fiction' format hasn't changed in
any fundamental way since the early 1970s,
in the same way that the format of the novel hasn't since 1700.
- Graham Nelson

A novel is often a longer process in handling self-doubt.
- Robert Sheckley

Lost Illusion is the undisclosed title of every novel.
- Andre Maurois

You are - all your experience just kind of accumulates,
and the novel takes a richness of its own simply because
it has the weight of all those years that one's put into it.
- Donna Tartt

Novel writing should never be confused with journalism.
Unfortunately, in the case of Primary Colors,
a fair number of journalists confused.
- Joe Klein

The stories have been told so often by those of us
who supported President Reagan over the years that they seem mundane,
almost like a fictional novel or a movie script.
- William L. Jenkins

A novel must be exceptionally good to live as long as the average cat.
- Lord Chesterfield

The novel is the highest form of human expression so far attained.
Why? Because it is so incapable of the absolute.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The novel doesn't come into existence until certain
methods of reproducing fiction come along.
- Leslie Fiedler

In a novel, on the other hand, you not only have to describe the rooms,
but the clothes, the characters and what they are thinking.
It's a much more in-depth process.
- Sidney Sheldon

I shall not be satisfied unless I produce something
which shall for a few days supersede the last fashionable
novel on the tables of young ladies.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

I sold my very first novel when I was 24 or 25 years old.
- Kevin J. Anderson

There's no reason you should write any novel quickly.
- John Irving

I could write an entertaining novel about rejection slips,
but I fear it would be overly long.
- Louise Brown

If you want to write the next great novel,
but you think, No, this won't work because no one will
buy it or it won't be any good,
then you talk yourself out of taking a risk.
- John Tesh

The thematic, psychological, and cultural concerns
of a writer are more relevant than whatever literary
mode he or she chooses to deal with in any given novel.
- Norman Spinrad

There is no other way of writing a novel than to begin
at the beginning at to continue to the end.
- C. S. Forester


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